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for everyone.

Happy National Volunteer Week!

United Way benefits from the time & talents of thousands of generous Winnipeggers. We couldn’t do it without you! So much important work gets done by our volunteers, like the 1500 Day of Caring volunteers who gave 5600+ hours last year … Continue reading

Workplace of the Week: Carbone Coal Fired Pizza warms up 700 little hands.

Carbone Coal Fired Pizza’s Joe Paletta & Benjamin Nasberg hoped to raise enough money at their two Carbone Pizza locations to buy 50 new youth-sized mitts for Winnipeg kids. 350 pairs later, they’ve been delighted with the warm response to their … Continue reading

“A place of safety and inspiration.”

United Way volunteer Angie Bruce recently toured the Marlene Street Resource Centre, and was inspired by what she saw there. Or, rather, what she didn’t see. “After the United Way visit I really felt like it was a space that … Continue reading

Caring chiropractors give 1458 Winnipeg kids a good night’s sleep.

It’s the kind of pile that makes you get a tear in your eye & a warm feeling in your heart. The Manitoba Chiropractors Association partnered with United Way to collect mountains of fleece and flannel for kids whose families … Continue reading

Workplace of the Week: Lafarge’s “concrete” commitment to a better community!

Construction giant Lafarge‘s corporate promise is “building better cities.” And they do, one Day of Caring at a time! Pregnancy and Family Support Services, a United Way agency partner who support pregnant women and encourage family life, operate a licensed daycare … Continue reading

Walk our Talk—the Winnipeg Labour Council raises awareness of domestic violence.

Brothers from the Winnipeg Labour Council walked on September 5—in high heels—to raise awareness of domestic violence. Manitoba has the second-highest rate of domestic violence against women in Canada. The Labour Council is also collecting donations of household items to be … Continue reading